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Subject: Kelley, Kelly, McElwain - towns and counties
Date: 16 Jun 2005 13:51:14 -0600
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If you haven't tried it before there is a nice town locater utility at rootsweb.com (also many other good resources to check out).
If you put in the town name and state, it will return the county name if it finds it. I think this works 99% of the time. Sometimes people come up with obscure small town names and you don't get a hit.
If you put in just a town name, it will return every county and state it where it finds that town. For fun search 'Washington' and see what comes up. It's called the 'US town/county database' under 'search engines' at the left side of the first page of rootsweb.com.
I've used it many times to find out where towns are located.